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Fancy Farm in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887

 
 
St. Jerome Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
1. St. Jerome Sesquicentennial Marker
Inscription. (obverse)
St. Jerome Sesquicentennial
Site of first St. Jerome, completed 1836 by the Rev. Elisha Durbin; first Catholic Church in the Jackson Purchase. Second church dedicated, 1858; present church in 1893. St. Jerome settlers were mainly descendants of Maryland Catholics from Washington Co., Ky. Missions: St. Charles in Carlisle Co., 1891; St. Denis in Hickman Co., 1913.
Presented by St. Jerome Parish

(reverse)
Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887
A missionary for over 50 years, Father Durbin aided in building ten Catholic Churches, including St. Jerome. Born 1800, Madison Co.; ordained 1822; given pastoral care of Catholic population of western and southwestern Ky. (now Owensboro Diocese) in 1824. Headquarters at Sacred Heart in Union County. Buried in St. Louis Cem., Louisville, Ky.
Presented by St. Jerome Parish
 
Erected 1986 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1785.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 47.975′ N, 88° 47.471′ W. Marker is in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is at
Elisha John Durbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
2. Elisha John Durbin Marker
the intersection of Kentucky Route 339 and Kentucky Route 80, on the right when traveling north on State Route 339. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 State Route 339 N, Fancy Farm KY 42039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fancy Farm / Centennial Picnic, Aug. 2, 1980 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wooldridge Monuments (approx. 9.2 miles away); Two Successful Raids (approx. 9.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Colonel Herschel H. Green (approx. 9.5 miles away); Secession Abandoned (approx. 9.5 miles away); County Named, 1821 (approx. 14.5 miles away); Clinton Seminary (approx. 14.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
St. Jerome Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
3. St. Jerome Sesquicentennial Marker
Elisha John Durbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
4. Elisha John Durbin Marker
St. Jerome Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
5. St. Jerome Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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